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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 17, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

Skipping WRS!? I would never think of such a thing. Although WRS is one of my favorite compositions ever. I always enjoy Let it Grow more with the contrasting delicateness of WRS before they really let loose.

I also often skip the beginning of Sugar Mags too, but there are plenty of versions I really enjoy the vocal parts.

Here Comes Sunshine gets the most consistent amount of vocal skips for me. There is no other song in which I despise the vocals so much, but can't get enough of the jams that they played in '73 and '74.

PITB is another one of my all-time favorites, but if I am constrained by time, I will skip the beginning, which I don't need to always hear to fully appreciate the epic jams that often ensue.

Good Lovin' also get the vocal skip sometimes. I LOVE Jerry's guitar-work on the early versions, but like many others I have grown somewhat tired of the pig raps, unless they are particularly compelling.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 17, 2012 11:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

I think I'm the only person I know of who actually really likes the HCSS vocals, LOL.

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2012-02-18 07:46:12

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 17, 2012 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

Oh dear God, my thoughts exactly. Skip Weather Report, are you in possession of your faculties?!!

I don't think there are any songs I skip around in. I'll skip the whole song if I feel that way about it. I think I'm on record that LLR has me lunging for the skip button every time, and others certainly on occasion, but if I'm in, I'm in, and I wouldn't usually skip around within the song unless perhaps I was looking for something in particular. Or maybe if someone here has advised to listen to a particular passage.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 17, 2012 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

How about the versions with Jerry on pedal steel? Have you heard 4/11/72? Probably my single favorite one.

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Poster: debris_slide Date: Feb 17, 2012 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

oh yes...oh yes indeed.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 17, 2012 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

no, I'll check it out.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 17, 2012 11:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: skip the vocals...gimme da' jam.

Yes, blasphemy, I know. Don't get me wrong, I do love WRS and I think it adds a lot of contrast. But for me it's just not usually necessary to enjoy the rest.

Come to think of it, Lovelight is a song I skip around in a bunch also, but usually I'll sign off early rather than skip ahead. My favorite part of any Lovelight is Jerry's soloing, but most of the time I could really do without Pigpens 20 min. raps, unless like deniro said, they are really interesting...